Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Bronze Fonz

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Address:
117 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI
Directions:
Milwaukee River Walk just south of Wells Street. East side of river. FROM THE SOUTH: I-43 exit 72C. At the end of the ramp turn right onto 6th St., then make an immediate left onto Wells St. Drive three blocks, cross the river, and the Fonz will be on the far side, on the right. FROM THE NORTH: I-43 exit 72E. Drive south three blocks, then turn left onto Wells St. Drive three blocks, cross the river, and the Fonz will be on the far side, on the right.
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Statue of the Fonz.

Bronze Fonz

1970s TV icon "The Fonz" and his fictional connection to Milwaukee are celebrated with Milwaukee's most popular statue. Restored to full bronze-ness in March 2022.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/13/2009]
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Bronze Fonz Says “Aaaay!” To Milwaukee
Bronze Fonz Statue: After three proposed locations and several production delays, a life-sized bronze statue of Arthur Fonzarelli, from the TV show "Happy Days," was unveiled in the Brew City on August 19. 2008. [08/20/2008] Complete Story...

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Bronze Fonz.

Bronze Fonz

History's Skid Marks, August 19, 2008: Bronze Fonz is unveiled in Milwaukee, the fictional location of "Happy Days," a 1970s sitcom about the 1950s. Series star Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) was a role model for a generation of retro-cool rebels (at least, until he jumped that shark), and was on-hand for the dedication. His bronze statue, paid for by Milwaukee civic groups, was one of the first depicting a sitcom celeb with weird, golden skin -- it was supposed to evoke an Oscar statue -- and colorized clothes.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/19/2021]

Bronze Fonz.

Bronze Fonz

Bronze Fonz is starting to develop some wear on his crotch. Evidently it is popular for ladies (probably some dudes, too) to rub Fonzie's crotch for good luck.

[Clark W, 10/29/2020]

The Fonz.

Statue of The Fonz

The Fonz in June. Great view of the River Walk.

[Steve, 06/06/2012]

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